The_Jed
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6/3/13 10:00 p.m.

hotrodlarry
hotrodlarry HalfDork
6/3/13 10:14 p.m.
Streetwiseguy wrote:
Keith Tanner wrote: < Why are these not racing at Indy?
Because they kill a whole bunch of people on short tracks. Long tracks would be a monster.

Years ago they had a exhibition race at NHMS that was only about 10 laps or so. There were a couple cars that finished the race with blistered right rear tires. And in case you were wondering - their laps times were almost equal to the IndyCars that were racing that weekend.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
6/3/13 10:16 p.m.
Streetwiseguy wrote:
Keith Tanner wrote: < Why are these not racing at Indy?
Because they kill a whole bunch of people on short tracks. Long tracks would be a monster.

I must have been lucky to have never seen any deaths at any of the supermodified races I've been to.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
6/3/13 10:22 p.m.

loosecannon
loosecannon HalfDork
6/3/13 10:33 p.m.
914Driver wrote:

I find this funny but my feelings on the Spyder is that Can-Am missed an opportunity to do something really cool and unique. They COULD have made it look awesome with some old-skool hot rod, motorcycle or steampunk look but instead went with snowmobile on wheels.

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Appleseed
Appleseed UltimaDork
6/3/13 11:04 p.m.

Wings wins Outstanding Picture at the first Academy Awards in 1929.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy UltraDork
6/3/13 11:04 p.m.

There was a period where several drivers were killed in situations that really shouldn't have done them in. There was some sort of chassis rigidity that transferred a great deal of crash force through the drivers compartment.

DoctorBlade
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6/3/13 11:07 p.m.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
6/4/13 6:05 a.m.

Adrian_Thompson
Adrian_Thompson UberDork
6/4/13 6:40 a.m.
iadr wrote: Guy on another forum (protouring) builds these, and crews for one. He says that the center of gravity is below the wheel center line, so they potentially have negative roll. I argued that the lever action was center of gravity to the tire's contact surface at the ground and negative roll was impossible. I honestly didn't follow his explanation, if there was one. I can imagine a hummock in a motorhome effect giving negative roll, yes I can. And I've seen the "Lean machine". But I don't belive in negative roll, no I dasn't. And no hotlink. again. damn me.

IT's easy to get negative roll in a car. Normaly the CG is above the roll center of the suspension so the force pushes above the roll center so you 'tip' the car outwards as your used to seeing. If you have a high roll center and a low CG so the CG is below the roll center you will 'tip' inwards.

914Driver
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6/4/13 8:02 a.m.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy SuperDork
6/4/13 8:20 a.m.

I can't see half of 914's pictures.

Duke
Duke PowerDork
6/4/13 8:20 a.m.

The recently-late, previously-great Jean Stapleton posing with Alice Cooper:

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
6/4/13 8:55 a.m.

Some would suggest that's not a bad thing ....

Brett_Murphy wrote: I can't see half of 914's pictures.
Conquest351
Conquest351 SuperDork
6/4/13 9:25 a.m.
Wally wrote:
Streetwiseguy wrote:
Keith Tanner wrote: < Why are these not racing at Indy?
Because they kill a whole bunch of people on short tracks. Long tracks would be a monster.
I must have been lucky to have never seen any deaths at any of the supermodified races I've been to.

These are all super badass, but can they turn right as well? Can these be made to handle or is the offset too great?

rebelgtp
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6/4/13 9:30 a.m.

JoeyM
JoeyM MegaDork
6/4/13 10:01 a.m.

since we're on the appropriate page

Swank Force One
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6/4/13 11:27 a.m.

rebelgtp
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Conquest351
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6/4/13 11:40 a.m.
Swank Force One wrote:

So clean, so empty! Fill in all the holes in the engine bay and it'll be perfect!!!

Gasoline
Gasoline Dork
6/4/13 11:54 a.m.

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